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1914 Gibson F4 Mandolin #16126


1914 manufacture date (traditional estimates)
1912 shipment date, according to Spann's Guide to Gibson
Mandolin, Style F4
Serial 16126
Factory order number unknown


G-VGC except one unrepaired top crack behind bridge and
needs general setup (fretwork, strings, etc.), black top, repaired and refinished by Gibson in 1960's (several repaired top cracks under finish, small part of side replaced), '20's adjustable bridge, no pickguard, Handel tuners, with HSC


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  • Evidence of Later Gibson factory work
  • Refinished instrument


From Elderly Instruments.
Stan Werbin is the owner of Elderly Instruments, which has a large rotating inventory of beautiful vintage instruments. Stan has been an authority for years on vintage mandolins

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